Round Table
Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Karen Swanson

Sue Logan, Editor
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Vol. XXIII, No. 49 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida December 4, 2010

PROFILE and SURVEY Information:   There will be a handout for ALL OWNERS to pick up today - Saturday, December 4, 2010.   Both items are very important.   They should be filled out and returned to the office ASAP.   All those not picked up, will be mailed on Monday morning.       --Michele Rachal

HELLO to ALL:   The family of Vickie Miller would like to thank everyone for their cards, prayers and thoughts during her recent illness.   The Prayer Shaw is absolutely beautiful.   Mom is doing better each and every day, and she still hopes to be with you by the New Year.

MANY THANKS to all who sent me flowers, cards, food and phone calls.   As Shirley Bethke wrote "I am so happy that I live in KGC."       --Pat Savoie

THANKS:   Chuck and I would like to thank all who sent cards and prayers for our knee replacement surgeries, and also, to Louise Eichenlaub, for the beautiful prayer shawl to Chuck, from the KGC Prayer Shawl Group.   We are over rehab and on the mend.       Sincerely, Chuck and Betty Hamilton

MOVIE for December 8th will be EAT PRAY LOVE with Julia Roberts and James Franco.   Roberts stars in this adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir, about coping with a depressing divorce.  After deciding to reshape her life, Liz (Roberts) travels the world in search of direction.   She heads to Italy, India and Bali, indulging in delicious cuisine while seeking the true meaning of self-love, family, friendship and forgiveness. Along the way, she meets a bevy of characters and, possibly, her true love.   RATED PG 13.   Dean Martin at 7:00; movie at 7:30       --Arlene Hyde

The OHIO CLUB will meet Thursday, December 9th, from 3-5 PM in the Clubhouse.   Bring finger food (last year's variety was wonderful--remember the Buckeyes), something to drink, AND A WHITE ELEPHANT. The item is not as important as the wrapping.   This is your chance to be artistic and tempt the rest of us.   Our exchange will be a bit different this year.   Bring something THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE!   The less serious, the better.   You do not have to put your name on it.   Sign up, and wear your nametag. See you there.       --   Posie and George 480-1868

REGATTA:   Our first regatta of this season will be Sunday, December 12th at the pool, at 1:30 PM.   New owners and renters are strongly invited to join in.   For information about our Regatta, please call the Commodore, Jerry Becker, at 412-0879.   Hot dogs and other goodies will be available.   Hope to see many of you there.       --Roland Carey

KGC Round Table presents entertainment on December 15, 2010.   Tickets will be on sale Saturday, December 4th and 11th, for our first entertainment of the season!   There will be The Memories, who sing, play instruments and impersonate, and Paul Pitts, a tenor, with a thunderous voice in the manner of Pavarotti.   Doors open @ 6:15, the music begins @ 7:00 P.M. with a short intermission between acts.   Tickets are $8.00/person and you can also buy them at the door on opening night.   Please support our Roundtable.       --Emil and Shirley DePasquale

BOAT OWNERS:   Chuck Shelby has assumed the responsibility of arranging your boats and assigning spaces in the 8 acre area.   Please assist him in identifying your trailer (attaching your unit number).   Questions???   Call Chuck at 484-4612.  

ANNUAL SINGLES' CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held on December 20.   Place:   322 King Arthur DR.
Time:   5 PM.   No gifts, please.   ALL singles welcome!   Sign up in hall.       --Ann Kellum

CHRISTMAS DAY BANQUET:   Come and join your King's Gate family for a wonderful afternoon and dinner.   Leave all the planning to us on this special Holiday.   We will gather in the clubhouse starting at 1:30, with dinner being served at 2:00 sharp.   All you need to do is bring your place setting, if you wish.   Everything will be provided.   A terrific menu from appetizers to dessert, including wine and soft drinks, will be served.   Tickets will be sold at the Saturday morning meetings for $15 per person.   If you can not make the meeting and want a ticket, call Tom & Kathleen Olsen (715-571-8594), or Jim & Julie Walker (412-0194), and they will ensure that you get one.   Don't miss this special occasion to socialize and enjoy a great afternoon and meal.   Share the joy of the day together.

CPR/AED  CLASS:   Our next class will be on Saturday January 22, 2011, in the Activity Room starting at 12 noon and running to approximately 4PM.   The following people are those who need to be recertified, due to the expiration of their two-year certificates at the end of January:   George Agricola, Dick Phillips, Betty Dowling, Shirley and Dick Wagner, Jim Alex, Val Zabielski, Nip Barker, Ted Lewis, Terry Hanlon and Jim Breitweiser.   Any others who have expired certificates are welcome to come to class to be certified.   Please put your name and phone number on the posted schedule in the club house.       --Emil DePasquale

Monday SHUFFLEBOARD - November 29, 2919       --Ralph Garver

Position   Team   Won Lost Tie
1 2 57 33  
2 1 50 40 *
3 3 50 40 *
4 4 49.5 40.5  
5 5 42.5 47.5  
6 8 38.5 51.5  
7 6 38 42  
8 7 34.5 55.5  

TENNIS NEWS:   The ladies from KGC and from KG-Park, had an informal tennis match this past week.   Results were: Betty, KGP, 1st place; Diana, KGC, 2nd; & Ellen, KGP, 3rd.   If you haven't played tennis in some time, or have never played, we can offer lessons; we can even furnish rackets and balls. Interested? Call Diana, 483-3309, George, 448-8520 or Don, 484-8198.

BOWLING Results - November 30, 2010   -   Ben Q.

Male High HDCP Series High HDCP Game
Norm Randall 656 Norm Randall 220
Dick Nolin 655 Dick Nolin 214
John Vella 590 Bill Thurston 208
Female High HDCP Series High HDCP Game
Marcia Nolin 631 Linda Varty 242
Linda Varty 620 Marcia Nolin 239
Judy Skowron 607 Mary Ann Lyford 222

December 14, 2010:   Christmas CASH SINGLE

NEW DVDS:   Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love (plus, free with that purchase - My Best Friend's Wedding, with Julia Roberts); Julie Andrews DVD, The Sound of Music; Charlie St Cloud; Sex and the City 2; and Terry Fator Show - Live From Las Vegas.   He is a Impressionist, Singer, Comedian and Ventriloquist and won "America's Got Talent," two years ago.
Missing DVD, from Secret Life of Bees - PLEASE, everyone, look in your DVD player for this disc.   NEVER, EVER FOUND 2nd Disc of John Adams Series.   I keep hoping it will show up.   However, if someone broke it (or lost it), will you please put a note in the Video Room, so I don't keep asking for it!!   No Questions ASKED!!       --Jean Ickes

TRAVEL:
WED. DECEMBER 8TH, SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE - 7:00 pm.   IF YOU NEED A MAP, STOP AT TRAVEL DESK.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 10TH,  ANDRE RIEU.......BUS WILL PICK UP AT KING'S GATE CLUB AT 2:45 PM, SO BE AT CLUBHOUSE BY NO LATER THAN 2:30 PM.
HARD ROCK -1/13/2011, $25.00 ROUND TRIP TRANSPORTATION, $25.00 IN FREE   PLAY, $5.00 FOOD COUPONS, WE WILL BE BACK IN TIME FOR THE JETTY PICNIC.....SIGN UP NOW.
ALL AROUND TOURS:
Forever Plaid - January 13, 2011:   Lunch at Ruth Eckerd (box lunch) and show, $45.00. Payments are due Dec.4th, 2010.
Glenn Miller Orchestra - January 26:   Lunch at Ruth Eckerd (box lunch) and show, $45.00. Payments would be appreciated
Rat Pack is Back - March 13, 2011:   Ruth Eckerd, with dinner at the Colonnade, $99.00.
Jersey Boys are back...March 24th, 2011, lunch at the Colonnade, orchestra seating at Tampa Bay Performing Arts, round trip motor coach transportation.   This is your chance to see them, if you missed them the last time.   $155.00 per person
REMINDER:   Trips booked with All Around Tours do NOT include tips for bus driver or tour guide, so have a couple singles available.
Reminder:  Eastern Caribbean Cruise on January 27 - Feb.6, 2011.   We still have room for you!   Final payments were due by November 13th, 2010.   Document party:   January 7th, 2011.   Mark your calendars.
UPCOMING SHOWS:   Flamingo Court, Feb. 27, 2011, Unsinkable Molly Brown, March 6, 2011, Silver Foxes, 3/16/2011, Sailor Circus, April 1, 2011 and Church Basement Ladies, 4/10/2011 (sold out).   Second date:   Thursday evening show, 4/7/2011, $60.00.
There is something for everyone; sign up today!   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me...thank you.   MEDICAL FORMS: DO YOU NEED TO UPDATE? HAVE YOU COMPLETED ONE?   FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE TRAVEL DESK AND TRAVEL BOARD.
Don and Mary Lou Richmond, Travel Coordinators:  941-484-6807
John and Sandy Eade, Travel Partners:  941-484-4440

THANKSGIVING DINNER:   Social Hour was at 1 PM and a delicious catered dinner was served at 2 PM.   This event was Co-Chaired by Vic Griseto and George Agricola.   Committee members were as follows:   Decorating - Terry Hanlon, E F Holmes, Carol Cover, Pat Savoie, Nancy Breitwieser, Sue Simmons, Linda Lauzun and Pat Bryson.   Ticket Sales - Gerry Coleman, Judy Spears, Jean Oakley and Betty Booth (KG Park).   Ticket Takers/Greeters - Betty Agricola, Pat Savoie and Jim Breitwieser.   Serving - Alan and Rosemary Holdway.   Coffee - Roland Carey.   Clean-up - Paul Roux, Roland Carey, Jack O'Malley, Bill Elliott and Fred Lewis.   A number of King's Gate Park residents also attended the dinner, at our clubhouse.

ORCHIDS:   To Kathleen and Tom Olsen and Julie and Jim Walker for volunteering to chair the Club Christmas Dinner and the New Year's Eve Dance.   MORE ORCHIDS: To Rich Davis and Bob Curtis for setting up our outside Christmas decorations.   Thanks, too, to Arlene and Lou Herbert for decorating the bridge.   Orchids also, to Irene Bette and the volunteers who helped decorate the hall.

THANKSGIVING AT BROADWAY PALMS DINNER THEATER:   Thanks to Mary Lou and Don Richmond, assisted by Sandy and John Eade, for planning this lovely event.   Eighty-eight of us, in two buses, traveled to Ft. Myers and enjoyed a delicious dinner.   Then we saw The Andrews Brothers, in the Off'-Broadway Theater.   The music in this production brought back memories for many of us.   A nice Thanksgiving with friends!

THOUGHTS:   We all get so we kind of take things for granted.   Stop to think, for a minute, of all the work the Round Table Committee does for US.   It is their job to set up all the programs and activities at the Club and to see that someone chairs these events.   So, this morning, tell someone on the Round Table that we appreciate their work.       --SJB


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